NZNO Membership Committee

NZNO Membership CommitteeThe NZNO Membership Committee is a standing committee established under clause 23 of the NZNO Constitution. The Committee is accountable to NZNO members and its general purpose is to bring a membership perspective to the Board.

Click the image to the right for a PowerPoint Introduction to the Membership Committee

The Committee is made up of one representative from each region, two College and Section representatives, two representatives from the National Student Unit, and the President and Vice President.

The Committee encourages members to contact them with views or concerns they feel should be addressed.

Contact the Membership Committee

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Meet the Membership Committee

Sandra CorbettSandra Corbett

Chairperson - Membership Committee and 
Hawke's Bay Regional Representative

Of Ngāti Pikiao and Te Arawa Iwi affiliations, currently employed as Kaiwhakahaere (Māori coordinator) for the National Cervical Screening Programme at Hawke’s Bay DHB.

I have been active member and office holder of NZNO since 2000, and an active member of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. I have served as a representative on Te Rūnanga Executive, NMAC, Board of Directors, Audit and Risk, Governance Leaders Employment Committee (CLEC) committees and presently on the Membership Committee.

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Andrea ReillyAndrea Reilly

Vice Chairperson and
West Coast Regional Representative

Ko  Te Ahu Pahiki tōku Maunga, Ko Kaituna tōku Awa, Ko Bullock Mire tōku Waka, Ko Pakeha tōku Iwi, No Ōtautahi ahau, Kai Mawhera tōku kainga inianei, Ko Alan raua ko Dawn oku matua, Ko Andrea Reilly tōku ingoa.

I have been a member of NZNO since 2001, and an active delegate for Community and Clinical Nurse Specialist Nursing teams for the West Coast DHB since 2013.

I stared working as a registered nurse for the West Coast DHB as a new graduate in 2001 and have been fortunate to hold a number of community nursing positions over that time. I currently hold the position of Cancer Nurse Coordinator CNS for the West Coast DHB.

I am committed to quality health care and improved patient outcomes in the cancer care continuum. And I am keen to be an active representative to the West Coast (Tai Poutini) NZNO membership.

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Brent DoncliffBrent Doncliff

College and Sections Representative

I am a New Zealand registered nurse with over 32 years’ experience, having first started my nursing career as a psychiatric nurse in Hokitika in 1985. Since that time, I’ve had a range of experience in the health system in New Zealand and Australia as a:

  • clinical practitioner,
  • service manager, and
  • educator.

I hold a Master’s degree in nursing from Massey University, and I am a fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (New Zealand).

My current position is with the West Coast District Health Board as a mental health nurse at the Greymouth Hospital mental health unit - a position which I’ve held for around three years.

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Debra IsaacDebra Isaac

Greater Auckland Regional Representative

I emigrated from South Africa 10 years ago, and have been nursing for ... a long time. I studied in South Africa, and in four years incorporated Midwifery, Community nursing and Psychology nursing.

I trained as a trauma nurse and worked in EC for two years before moving into Critical Care Nursing, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, and Medical.

Right now, I'm at CMDHB, in the CCC and my passion has always been to care for the sick patient, and ensuring nurses are also cared for. I'm a:

  • Regional Delegate
  • Greater Auckland Regional (GAR) Committee member
  • Management Committee Member for GAR
  • and now, a Member of the Membership Committee.

As nurses we put ourselves out there physically, mentally, and emotionally, giving all of ourselves to a career we chose and love. As a Membership Committee member, and a voice for our members of NZNO I'm putting myself out there to you all. I want to know:

  • What do you want from your union?
  • Do you have any questions and/or ideas to help us build a strong union we are proud off?

Feel free to flick me an email at

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Erica-May DonovanErica-May Donovan

Canterbury Regional Representative

My name is Erica Donovan and I am a Primary Healthcare Nurse residing in Christchurch. I started my involvement with NZNO as a member of the National Student Unit and Canterbury Regional Council, then became a workplace delegate upon graduation.

I have an interest in health writing and run a support and education Facebook page for nurses, midwives, students and other healthcare workers called The Nurse Path. I am a member of the College of Emergency Nurses and the College of Primary nurses.

I look forward to representing my Canterbury colleagues on the Membership Committee.

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Greater Wellington Region Representative

Currently vacant

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Leonie MetcalfeLeonie Metcalfe


Trained as a registered community nurse at Wairoa Hospital in Hawke's Bay. I work as an enrolled nurse in the Women's Health service at Waikato DHB and enjoy the challenges in this area of health care.

I have been involved with the Enrolled Nurses Section since 1993 both regionally and nationally, and have been on the committees in various roles including national Enrolled Nurse Section chairperson.

I am the EN representative on Waikato DHB PDRP Council, a PDRP EN assessor and also the EN representative on Wintec Employer Engagement Group. Actively involved in NZNO activities, and a workplace delegate since 2005. I am Vice Chairperson of the NZNO Midlands Regional Council and Management Committee member. A strong advocate for colleagues at all levels and for those accessing health services. I have a great interest in community law. A recipient of NZNO National Service Award Nursing and Midwifery in 2018.

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Jennie RaeJennie Rae

Central Region Representative

I completed my nursing training via Taranaki Polytechnic in 1991 and since have gone on to study in several post-graduate programmes, holding PG Certs in both nursing and business studies. I have also completed a Master of Nursing. My career has been focused around aged care and mental health, having held various positions including roles in quality and management. My current role is Service Co-ordinator Community Mental Health at Taranaki DHB.

I have been an active delegate and member of NZNO for over 15 years being involved in both the professional and industrial arms of the organisation. I am currently a workplace delegate and Chair of Central Regional Council. Previously I have been a member of the Board of Directors, National DHB Sector delegate, National committee member and Chair of the Mental Health Nurses Section, and have been involved in various other groups and committees.

I have a strong sense of social justice and have been involved in not-for-profit community agencies in a voluntary capacity for many years.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, tramping and travelling!

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Michelle AndersonMichelle Anderson

National Student Unit Representative

I am the mother of four children, married to a farmer/contractor. My calling to become a nurse is a fairly recent development and came about through my volunteering as a first responder on our local ambulance crew. I am now in my third year of study to become a Registered Nurse.

In my previous life prior to children I worked mainly in office admin/management in the insurance industry. I look forward to working for my fellow nursing students and encourage those who have questions or concerns to contact me.

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Mikaela HellierMikaela Hellier

National Student Unit Representative

Ko wai au?

Ko Maungarangi te maunga. Ko Taumarere te awa. Ko Waitangi te moana. Ko Otiria te marae. Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka. Ko Ngati Kopaki me Ngati Teara oku hapū. Ko Ngatihine te iwi. Ko Mikaela Hellier tōku ingoa.

Kia ora! My name is Mikaela Hellier. I am a second year Nursing Student at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. I sit on the National Student Unit as the National Student Representative for Awanuiārangi, and I am the current Chair for the NSR.

I have been a member of NZNO since 2018, as a Health Care Assistant and, before my transition into my nursing degree.

I look forward to making a contribution towards the Membership Committee and from a student point of view.

Ngā mihinui.

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Phebe ErueraPhebe Eruera

Bay of Plenty/Tairāwhiti Regional Representative

Kia ora Tatou, Kua huihui mai nei, Ki te korero I nga kaupapa
E pa ana ki tenei ra
Hiki nuku hiki rangi ki te tautara o Putauaki he maunga tū tōnu e
Tuku tōnu heke tōnu te au nui te au roa te au māreparepa o 
Rangitaiki Ko Tāku awa tēnei
Kia tū tangata whenua ahau ki tōku marae ko TuTeao
Kia nōhia tāku whare tipuna ko Tuteao!! Tū tōnu tū tōnu
Te tari o te ora o Te Whakaruru mai o te rangi tēna koe
Nga Maihi tāku mana tāku ihi
Ko Ngati Awa tāku taura ihorei tāku mana tuku iho
Te Teko te pito o te ao
Mātaatua te waka! Ko Toroa te tangata o runga
Tau tau tau ana e! Tuku!
Ko Phebe Eruera tōku ingoa

First and foremost, I am a wife, mother of eight children, Māori and Cook Island descended, a new graduate registered nurse, whom is currently employed with Te Puna Ora o Mataatua as a Kaiawhina (Community Nurse). I am an active Te Rūranga member and National Student Delegate for Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi 2017 – 2018. I am honoured to represent Bay of Plenty/Tairāwhiti Region.

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Ramkumar Ramakrishnan Nair​

Ram Kumar

Te Tai Tokerau Regional Representative

I completed Bachelor of Nursing from South West coast of India and since been a member of Trained Nurses Association of India.

I joined NZNO upon starting my career at Northland DHB as a theatre nurse. I became a workplace delegate in 2015 and started representing my colleagues at bipartite meetings and regional council meetings.

I represent NZNO at the FTE working group at Northland DHB. My delegate role has been instrumental in setting up a Local Data Council in the department of perioperative services, which I consider as one of my biggest achievements. I have also completed post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing from University of Auckland.

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Robyn HewlettRobyn Hewlett

Southern Regional Representative

I have been involved extensively within NZNO regionally and nationally since the 1990's where I was a member of the NZNO Board of Directors for 5 years.

Previously a member of the Nursing & Midwifery Advisory Committee (NMAC) for 2 years; Chairperson of the Enrolled Nurse Section NZNO serving 5 and 4 years and Secretary of the Enrolled Nurse Section NZNO.

I was also a Committee member and part of the management committee of NZNO Southern Region Council since the 1990's, I am a Workplace delegate, have been a previous member of DHB Sector Group and currently a member of the DHB/NZNO MECA negotiating team.

I am Chairperson for the Southern Regional Enrolled Nurse Section and liaise with two Polytechnics offering the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing within the Southern Region.

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Anne-Maree WaggAnne-Maree Wagg

College and Sections Representative

I began my nursing career at Waiariki Polytechnic in 1986. Since qualifying,I have worked in Quality and Improvement, Health and Safety and Theatre. The last two decades has seen me predominately working in the perioperative area.

I am currently employed as a perioperative nurse in a private health care facility, that specialises in plastics, cosmetic and vascular surgery. 

I have a passion for Infection Prevention and Control and was instrumental in growing the facilities IPC Committee. I now sit with pride on the IPCNC committee. I also have a passion for advocacy, and believe putting the patient at the centre of decision making is paramount.

I am now looking forward to representing Colleges and Sections on the Membership Committee. 

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Valerie Weir-Van TilValerie Weir Van Til

Top of the South Regional Representative

I have been newly appointed to the Membership Committee as of early September 2019 to represent the concerns of the NZNO Top of the South members to the NZNO Board.

If you have any concerns you want presented to the Board of NZNO please send them to me via the Contact form above.

  • 1987 Registered Nurse (USA trained)
  • 1992 Registered in NZ as a “comprehensive RN”
  • 2004 Immigrated from Michigan USA to Nelson NZ, and became an NZNO member
  • 2005 to present: NMDHB Medical Imaging RN for Cardiology/Radiology Departments
  • 2010 Achieved dual US/NZ citizenship
  • 2014 to present: Team rep for MINNZ under NZNO Perioperative College of Nurses
  • 2018 Following MECA negotiations, decided to step up to being the delegate for our team
  • 2019 Became member of Top of the South Regional Council
  • 2019-09 Confirmed onto the NZNO Membership Committee for a three year tenure. 

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Membership Committee Documents

Members can also log in to read:

  • One member, one vote presentation
  • FAQ sheet in relation to the above presentation
  • Regional Convention feedback on One Member One Vote

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